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Sheridan Smith stars as Cilla Black in a new drama on UTV

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 13 – Friday 19)

Loads of new shows this week, ranging from sci-fi to old-fashioned all-round entertainment, and the latest incarnation of the brilliant Sheridan Smith. Meanwhile, it's goodbye to Glee, Piers Morgan and The Walking Dead.

Pick of the week

The Leftovers, Tuesdays, Sky Atlantic

In a week full of new shows, this really stands out. Fingers crossed, eh?

From the co-creator of Lost comes a brand new drama based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta. Three years after 140 million people – 2% of the ...

On the Box - TV Review

The departure of Josh Charles' Will Gardner from The Good Wife was genuinely upsetting

This week John Byrne takes in Josh Charles' departure from The Good Wife, the season finale of US comedy Silicon Valley – and new shows featuring Adrien Brody and Imelda May.

Reviewed: The Good Wife (Thursdays, RTÉ One); Silicon Valley (Wednesdays, Sky Atlantic); Houdini (Sundays, Channel 4); The Imelda May Show (Sundays, RTÉ One)

It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to get attached to TV shows, characters and actors. Over the years I've had many small screen attractions that bordered on, well, the obsessive. Where to begin? Firefly, Seinfeld, Fringe. Veronica Mars, Pushing Daisies, Men of ...

On the Box - TV Preview

Former Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane (right) leads the cast of The Last Ship

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 6 – Friday 12)

Plenty of new and returning shows this week – from Imelda May to Strictly and a Michael Bay-directed drama, but sadly it's also goodbye to Veep.

Pick of the week

The Last Ship (Fridays, Sky 1)

This is the second time Michael Bay - the director behind the Bad Boys and Transformers franchises - has waded into small screen waters and this ten-part, post-apocalyptic drama promises plenty of breakneck action from the start. After four months of radio silence, Captain Tom Chandler (a now beardless Eric ...

Paolo Nutini chatted and performed during RTÉ Two's Electric Picnic 2014 coverage

On the Box - TV Review

This week John Byrne does a sofa tour of the Electric Picnic, tunes into Jamie Oliver's new show and sees what happens when Baz Ashmawy bring his mother to Morocco for adventure

Domestic Divas are coming to clean up your act

On the Box: TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead. Dates covered: Sat August 30 to Friday, September 5.

Maggie Gyllenhaal has been magnificent in The Honourable Woman

On the Box - TV Review

John Byrne catches the final episodes of The Honourable Woman and The Shelbourne, a documentary about Match of the Day, and Peter Capaldi's debut as the 12th Timelord

Baz Ashmawy

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead.

Ghadami: "I'm so excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders as I've been a fan of the show for as long as I can remember"

EastEnders reveals new ladies' man

Actor Davood Ghadami is to play the new ladies' man in EastEnders, Khoroush 'Kush' Kazemi.

The Honourable Woman

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Aug 16 - Friday August 22)

Once more with Fielding: Luxury Comedy 2 offers quirky crisps

On the Box - TV Review

This week John Byrne takes in the quirky comedy of Noel Fielding, BBC One's new Saturday night show, John Creedon's return to the box, and The Simpsons' Lego special.